Sunday 6 May 2012

Birding on Point Pelee, day 3

Today has to go down as one of my most memorable days birding ever. Mind blowing migration, and we didn't really arrive on site proper until 1pm.  The warblers and assorted passerines are the real headline grabbers.  We saw 12 species of warbler, three vireos and two tanagers plus another 50 species.

The warblers included:
1 Parula,
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler,
3 Palm Warbler,
40 Yellow-rumped Warbler,
2 Black-throated Blue Warbler,
5 Nashville Warbler,
40-50 Yellow Warbler,
1 Blackburnian Warbler,
2 Cape May Warbler,
6 Magnolia Warbler,
5 Black and White Warbler,
2 Black-throated Green Warbler,

Further highlights included: 10 Orchard Oriole, 14 Baltimore Oriole, 2 Great crested Flycatcher, 3 Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 3 Scarlet Tanager, Blue-headed Vireo, 3 Red-eyed Vireo and one Warbling Vireo, ten Eastern Kingbird and a couple Cedar Waxwing.

Great-crested Flycatcher

Nashville Warbler

Fem Yellow-rumped Warbler

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures of some beautiful bird, fun to see new species.